Bucharest National University of Arts
Academy of Fine Arts of Perugia
Order of Cultural Merit
Initially, during the period from 1939 to 1944, Gheorghe Saru studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Iasi, Romania, graduating with Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He continued his studies at Fine Arts Institute of Nicolae Grigorescu (present-day Bucharest National University of Arts) in Bucharest and received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1948. There, he studied art under Jean Alexandru Steriadi. Later, Saru attended the Academy of Fine Arts of Perugia in Italy, where he remained until 1963.
Between 1948-1982, Saru served as a professor at present-day Bucharest National University of Arts. During the period from 1950 to 1964, he worked as an editor-in-chief of the magazine Arta.
After his trip to Mexico in 1965, his work combined elements of Romanian folk and Aztec art. However, his Mexican influences were downplayed by art critics, reflecting a need to promote Romanian nationalism instead and conform to establishment regulation: it was desirable for an artist like Saru to be presented as a national artist, not merely anchored in material reality, but also in his national identity.
In the early 1980's, the painter settled down in the United States, where he lived and worked for the rest of his life.
The Family's Arrival
View From from the 83rd Floor
On the Islands with You
The Beautiful Meditation On An Egg
Universe for Child's Room
Autumn with Vapor of Clouds
The New Labyrinth with Black Holes
In Search Of A Mirror
Twin Sisters and Friends
As the Fires Burn On
Sounds of Wine Glasses
The Purple Morning
The Top Of The World
Gheorghe Saru was a member of the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) and International Association of Art.
Gheorghe Saru married Semizaliana Brinzan on August 31, 1945. Their marriage produced two children — Dorian and Horia.